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6: States that haven’t decided.

100: Percentage of the cost of the state Medicaid expansion being paid by Washington for three years, then dropping to 90 percent.

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WHO’S IN? PART THREE

1 million: People who had signed up for private coverage under the federal health law by Dec. 20, up from 364,682 three weeks earlier.

1.2 million: People the administration originally projected would sign up for private coverage under the law, as of Nov. 30.

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227,478: People who had signed up through the 14 state-run exchanges as of Nov. 30.

137,204: People who had signed up through the federally run exchanges operating in 36 states by that same date.

THIS IS PROGRESS?

65: Percentage of people who reported in early October that they had failed when they tried to buy insurance through the health exchanges, according to an AP-GfK poll.


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51: Percentage of people who reported in early December that they had failed when trying to buy from the exchanges, according to another AP-GfK poll.

A NEW FISCAL CLIFF?

$95: Fine for an adult who goes without health insurance in 2014, or 1 percent of taxable income, if greater. Maximum $285 penalty per family.

$695: Fine for an adult going without health insurance in 2016, or 2.5 percent of taxable income. Up to $2,085 per family.

6 million: The number of people who could be fined in 2016 for going without insurance, according to federal researchers.

POCKETBOOK POINTERS

$46,000: Individuals earning up to this amount should qualify for some level of subsidy to buy private insurance. Same for a family of four earning up to $94,200.

$328: Average estimated monthly premium, before any subsidies, for a mid-range silver plan that covers 70 percent of medical costs.

$516: Estimated cost of that plan in Wyoming. Prices vary widely depending on where you live and other factors.

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